Process Engineer with 16 years of experience in upstream/downstream Oil and Gas industry looking to pivot into Renewable Energy. Highly proficient in simulation modelling and data analysis. Trained with industry experts in Distillation design.
Dynamic, accomplished Process Engineer respected for 16 years of experience delivering engineering packages, feasibility phase designs and detailed engineering designs for oil & gas industry leaders. Proven track record of performing detailed analysis and liaising directly with clients to complete projects on time and within budget. Exemplary educational qualifications include a Master of Business Administration degree in Economics of Energy Value Chain and Energy Risk Management from the University of Houston. Out-of-the-box thinker committed to making continuous improvements in process, communication and client satisfaction to enable long-term company growth.
Supported initiatives at Fluor to move toward renewable energy, including biodiesel and ethanol project proposals.
Collaborated with industry experts to learn distillation column and tower design.
Developed strong expertise in industry-specific software to support column, tray and internal component design.
Pursuing professional development on Data Science and Analytics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) Training, Fractionation Technology | Fluor, Sugarland
Designed columns for Exxon Mobil, Shell, Marathon and additional clients.
Created uncommon three-pass trays and six-pass trays for clients and reviewed vendor designs.
Trained other team members on the basic design of trays and columns.
Utilized the tray-rating software FRI, KG Tower, Sulcol, Pegasys (Exxon Mobil-specific) and Hysys tower module.
Process Lead & Additional Roles 05/2013 – Present
Fluor: Sugarland, TX
Process Lead, SABIC Methanol Technology Evaluation (02/2020 – Present)
Evaluate four technologies for methanol production (5000 tonnes/day) while limiting CO2 emissions through carbon-capture technologies.
Optimize Aspen simulations and sizing equipment.
Analyze vendor quotes and develop Process Flow Diagrams and balances for heat, materials, steam and water.
Process Lead, El Paso Increasing Crude Project (06/2019 – 02/2020)
Revamped three major units in the refinery, increasing capacity by 20% utilizing a budget of $300M.
Optimized the process of the Crude Unit, DHT and Catalytic Gasoline Hydrotreater (CGHT) Unit to process a lighter, less sour crude.
Process Manager, TengizChevroil (Upstream) (05/2018 – 06/2019)
Overhauled the Central Field Manifold (CFM) for conversion to Low Pressure operation by 2023, overseeing optimization studies, flow assurance studies, hydraulics and more.
Managed the Greenfield Metering station design project, enabling them to accommodate High Pressure and Low Pressure operations.
Overall Area Manager, CDU/DHT, REFIT (08/2017 – 05/2018)
Developed the scope of work for a 15,000 BPD grassroots refinery after a site visit to study Brazil’s refineries.
Collaborated with an offshore team of 5 personnel in Brazil to produce deliverables ahead of schedule.
Participated in client reviews and analyzed vendor quotes and designs to select the most economical options.
Created detailed economic analyses.
Process Lead Engineer, South Louisiana Methanol (11/2016 – 08/2017)
Updated cost estimates by evaluating the feasibility of a previously-designed FEED package.
Process Lead Engineer, Exxon Mobil Flexicoker (07/2014 – 11/2016)
Produced the licensor package for reactors, heaters and gasifiers for two different sites.
Sr. Process Engineer, Marathon Robinson (03/2014 – 07/2014)
Designed new equipment and revamped a DHT system, optimizing functionality and improving efficiency.
Sr. Process Engineer, Exxon Mobil Flexicoker (07/2013 – 02/2014)
Utilized Exxon’s proprietary software and design practices to create tower designs and PSVs for several locations.
Process Engineer, Valero BTX Fractionation (05/2013 – 07/2013)
Established designs for columns, pumps, vessels and exchangers and prepared Phase 2 cost estimates.
Led simulation modifications and high-capacity tray studies, making modifications to meet client requirements.
Process Engineer & Additional Roles 03/2010 – 05/2013
Foster Wheeler: Houston, TX
Process Engineer, Exxon Mobil Task Force (09/2011 – 05/2013)
Designed towers and internals, compressor systems, pumps and vessels to meet Exxon Mobil standards.
Process Engineer, Petrobras (Amine Recovery Unit) (03/2010 – 08/2011)
Performed multiple reviews of piping and industrial design (P&ID) and other systems.
Process Engineer & Additional Roles 10/2007 – 06/2009
CBI Lummus: Houston, TX
Process Engineer, Proposal for Dominion Transmission Inc. (04/2009 – 06/2009)
Prepared P&ID for XX plant site proposals, modeling units to meet propane and butane recovery specifications.
Analyzed alternatives to optimize the plants’ performance and increase propane recovery by 15%.
Process Engineer, BP Cusiana (10/2007 – 03/2009)
Oversaw the budget and redesign for two units, running simulations to help design process equipment.
Process Safety Consultant 10/2006 – 10/2007
Siemens OGM: Houston TX
Performing pressure relief studies for Shell Oil, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, Valero and Conoco Phillips refineries using Pressure Protection Manager (PPM) software.
Identified overpressure scenarios using API-520 and API-521 guidelines, led flare radiation and dispersion analyses and prepared discussion lists on design issues and discrepancies.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Business Administration – Economics of Energy Value Chain & Energy Risk Mgmt.
University of Houston, Houston, TX: 2010
Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering
College of Technology, Osmania University, India
Certifications & Additional Education:
Data Science & Analytics Course, University of California, Berkeley: Expected Completion in Oct 2020
TECHNOLOGY & TOOLS
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Excel VBA, PowerPoint, Outlook), FRI, KG Tower, Sulcol, Pegasys (Exxon Mobil-specific), Hysys Tower Module, PPM, Pro-II, Aspen, Capstone RBMI, Flaresim, PHAST, MATLAB, C, C++, Java, ChemDraw
Hysys, Aspen, HTRI, Pro-II
Distillation Design - KG Tower, FRI, Sulcol
Data Science and Analytics
Crude and Vacuum Towers, DHT, Methanol, Technologies
Clean Diesel/Bio Diesel
Data Science and Bridging Principle - University of California, Berkeley
MBA (Energy Value Chain) - University of Houston, Texas
B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) - Osmania University, India